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I am not a 1911 guy but tis tempting once I get my Hi Power fix.
 

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Wow!

I'd been thinking to pickup a second Sig 'GSR' in a Combat or CCO format but put the idea off as the prices are still too high and it's tough to find someone willing to part with one used.
This Taurus news changes all of that. Aside from the MIM parts, which I personally have no truck with, it makes for a very good arguement against the GSR and the offerings from Kimber as well as the SA 'Champion', the prdecessor of which I also own.

Dear Mssrs. Taurus...please offer this in a CCO chambered in 9MM.

Thanks,

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Even the new Kimber Desert Warrior has MIM parts.
 

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Those are nice looking 1911s especially for the price. If the article holds true about the quality and accuracy is really 2.5" at 25 yards then it's an absolute winner (not that most shooters can do that, myself included :( ). Hopefully it was not one of those cases where the manufacturer selected a well fitted good operating unit from the pool for testing by magazine editors.

Janq, I think you're out of luck for this year. They only have two listed on their site and they're both full size. You're just going to have to get one of these instead.



You know you want to.
 

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I know I want to... Only another year. ;) What are they, by the way?
 

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STi,

As per your Taurus pics it looks like they ship the blued with a Novak/ACT mag while the stainless has what looks to be a Wilson as per the bump pads.
As for accuracy for the cost of entry thats a deal.
For those who aren't familiar with 1911s the Sig GSR in a review by Guns & Ammo back in '04 shot 25 yds. at 1.25" with duty ammo (Speer 230 gr. GDHP).


http://www.gunsandammomag.com/ga_handguns/gsr_0401

Know that the GSR was a $1.1K gun MSRP while the current second generation GSR 'Revolution' runs between a grand and $1.3K depending on layout; http://www.sigarms.com/Products/ShowCatalogProduct.aspx?categoryid=25.
Now the GSR is well known to be a tack driver factory stock but for half the cost and a relative spread penalty of just an inch if you aren't competing bullseye or more simply just don't mind the penalty well then wow the new Taurus 1911 presents a very interesting value.
Carrying a full size full steel 1911 around is a PITA and it gets heavy quick. But if they had a Commander or better yet CCO then meow that would be the tits and easy to live with.

As for your Kobra Carry that thing is sex.
But you already know that. :D

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And the taurus specs are from a sandbag rest at 25 yards. I am sure the gun can do better than that but teh shooter cant ususalyl shot as well as the gun.

It looks like it would be a really good carry gun, a hell of a bargain since it retails for about the same as alot of Mil Spec 1911s on the market now.
 

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Janq, for the last few weeks I've seen a GSR at the kittery trading post in the 6-700 range.

You can see if they still have it at www.ktp.com and go to the used guns section.

They will sell it to you as a MA resident, via a FFL. :)
 

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Whoops, just searched for it, it's going for $975. No wonder it's not selling. :p
 

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jamz said:
Janq, for the last few weeks I've seen a GSR at the kittery trading post in the 6-700 range.

You can see if they still have it at www.ktp.com and go to the used guns section.

They will sell it to you as a MA resident, via a FFL. :)
GSR is not MA approved yet :(
 

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Hey Janq,

I think both magazines are the same. Per the article, the silver one is probably flashed chromed. They both appear to have the slam pad.

Are you looking for a lighter/smaller carry or a practice piece similar to you other pieces with cheaper ammo? I know you’re a 1911 whore, but if you’re looking for either of those why CCO/Combat in 9 and not a plastic gun ala brucelee? Yeah I know plastic has no soul but they are less expensive. If you’re just adding to your collection then carry on.

Yeah the Kobra is sex. Expensive sex. Everybody has to have something to lust after. Maybe next year. I’ve already spent most of this year’s toy budget and have allocated the rest for S&W 686 Plus later in the year.

PS: Where the hell is your range report on the Marvel .22 conversoin?
 

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If I had money to absolutely blow I would buy a Sig 210 or Korth auto.
 

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jamz said:
Whoops, just searched for it, it's going for $975. No wonder it's not selling. :p
Yeah I was going to say thats a super crazy low price on a GSR.
They don't tend to go cheap on the used market.
I'm sitting here wiping down and function checking mine right now in preparation for practice tomorrow. :)

STi the pad and base shape of the silver one looks just like a Novak/ACT mag, which came stock with my GSR and also comes stock with the SW 1911. It's a good mag but pricey to replace. The Black gun is a Wilson, I've got like 8 of those. They definitely are different as not only the bases differ but the attachment points for the bases too.
As for my interests it would be for all of the above (carry & practice/range) and IDPA too.
I've been thinking about a Glock on the periphery but I'm pretty sure if I defected from 1911 I'd go with a CZ or buy my buddies 228 which has been sitting in his safe untouched for a year now. Last fall I told him not to part with it as Sig stopped making them.

The Marvel conversion writeup, crap I forgot about that!
I'll jump on that thanks for the reminder.
It shoots very well not just in my hand but in that of a woman I loaned it too this past Saturday too. Her son brought her to the range to show her how to shoot and happened to be in the lane on my immediate right. He had her shooting a .22 revolver but gave her zero real instruction aside from pull the trigger and the gun goes bang. I hate seeing this kind of 'Introduction' for newbies.
The lady had a full sized target at just 21' and she was missing one in 5 or 6 shots and they were low right at the hip. She was getting discouraged and frustrated. So I introduced myself and offered her a stick of gum to help relax and reduce her nerves. Turns out she's a teacher and does the same for her students during big tests.
Next thing I know she's in my lane and I'm doing a firearm function review with her and the son (turns out he's only shot a gun 3 or 4 times prior) and I loan her my Marvel riding atop my Colt Defender frame (she had tiny hands).
Her first shot at the same distance was high just left of the adams apple with her second and third dead center with just about an inch spread. She was psyched as was her son too.
Two full mags later she and her son left with smiles and a little less fear of a firearm.
1911 FTW.

So far the Marvel has worked as advertised right from day one straight out the box. No problems with anything functionally.
It doesn't though like the frame rails of my Springfield Armory as they are a tad thicker than normal and the slide at recoil has just a bit too much friction though by hand it feels fine. An oddball issue not the fault of either products components.
Additionally one of the range masters has the Series 2 (Practical) variant in 4" sizing that he uses for trainign and he says that like mine it's been very solid with no problems and high accuracy with whatever ammo.

A complete review with pics and shit I'll work on soon...

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Which CZ are you looking at?

I heard that the 97, their 45acp is not apt to like 45acp JHP ammo

The 100 isnt a bad looking DAO pistol as well


I was looking at a CZ75BD for a while and wish I would have waited a month cause they just went on super low sale at my distributors.
 

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jamz said:
Janq, for the last few weeks I've seen a GSR at the kittery trading post in the 6-700 range.

You can see if they still have it at www.ktp.com and go to the used guns section.

They will sell it to you as a MA resident, via a FFL. :)
GSR is not MA approved yet :(
I thought it was on the AGs list late las year.
I could have sworn they called it the SIgArms '1911 Stainless' and the other 'Nitron'.
It's been a while since I looked at the list though.

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Which CZ are you looking at?

I heard that the 97, their 45acp is not apt to like 45acp JHP ammo

The 100 isnt a bad looking DAO pistol as well


I was looking at a CZ75BD for a while and wish I would have waited a month cause they just went on super low sale at my distributors.
The one that gives me wood is the CZ 'Tactical Sport' in 9mm.
I've been watching prices used and NIB as well as hoping to get opportunity to handle & shoot one prior to pulling the trigger. :p


http://www.cz-usa.com/product_detail.php?id=69
 
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